Barrel of the Bottoms is an eclectic and professional space for artists looking to master their craft in the radio, film, and comedy scenes. We believe that talented individuals in Kansas City need a home to network and a platform to promote content.

Have an idea for a podcast? Need to record sound clips for your acting portfolio? Our soundproofed recording studio is ready to broadcast high-fidelity content for your listening pleasure. Studio time can be rented by the hour, but our membership offers unlimited access to our facilities and showcases your work through the growing Barrel network. We now offer trial memberships, so contact us to book your first recording completely free!


Barrel of the Bottoms hosts monthly comedy showcases, open mics, and other events to bring Kansas City's burgeoning talent under one roof.  If you're a stand up comic, musician, or poet, we wants to give you a platform to succeed within your creative community whilst building a new network in the process.  Each month, we choose one member for our community spotlight to show off their recent accomplishments and promote any upcoming shows or content they want to share.

Our office space in the historic Hobbs Building of the West Bottoms provides the comfort and high-speed internet access that great ideas can thrive in. Whether you need a distraction-free writing zone or somewhere to brainstorm with your fellow content creators, we want to incubate the diverse creativity that the city has to offer.  We host weekly writing workshops for those wanting to fine-tune stand up jokes, sketches, and scripts. Complimentary coffee, water, and beer is provided to all members!



Here's what's going on in the BOTB community. 


BOTB Presents: BOBBY J

OH BABY! The Barrel is back and we're bringing you the best show in KCMO! It's the 5th show in our Summer Series! We sold out the last show so get your tickets early for this one because we are beyond excited to bring in a hometown favorite: Bobby J!

Actor and Comedian Bobby J. is One of the fastest rising urban Comedians in the country. With his unique sense of humor, profound wit and likable demeanor, Bobby J. has established himself as one of the premiere television, theatrical and stand-up comedians of this generation.


Petty, Single & Always Late

We've got a fresh new podcast on the BotB network: Petty, Single & Always Late!

"Join the chronically petty, perpetually single, and always *extremely* late BFF's Bitsy & Weston. Listen in comedic horror as these tongue-in-cheek Millennials take on a Baby Boomer world with big hearts, and even bigger opinions. He is gay and she is straight, but both are petty as hell."

Listen to their first episode "First Dates (Which is Often the Last)"


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